Wondering how to lay your grass? To get the most out of your lawn, you must lay your turf correctly, so you optimise its performance abilities. From preparing the soil to laying the turf rolls, it is important you install your Sir Walter the right way.
Not sure what you need to do? We break it down for you below.
Sir Walter lawn installation
If you want to make the most out of your Sir Walter lawn, here are some professional instructions that will help you get the best results.
Prepare your surface
Spray the existing area with a non-selective herbicide to deter future and current weeds. This includes areas in your yard with and without grass. Also, remove any rocks and dead weeds to ensure a smooth surface for laying the soil.
Remove existing grass
Remove any old grass that may still exist from the proposed area with proper machinery. If there is no grass, skip to step 3. To remove your old lawn, we recommend a rotary hoe, or for large projects, a bobcat. As mentioned above, any rocks or objects should be removed.
Lay your soil
To install Sir Walter turf and maintain a lush finish, you will want to have at least 100 mm of well-worked soil, with stones, clods and other debris removed. Before installing, you will want to rake the area to create looseness in the soil. You can also apply some fertiliser, which will help with the initial growth after installation.
We recommend keeping your soil level 20-30mm under your lawn edging and other surfaces, such as driveways.
This step should be done a week before laying your turf to allow soil development.
Spread fertiliser across your turf for better establishment. This should be done once the soil has been raked to a smooth level. Encouraging strong colour and growth, a good fertiliser to use is the Lawn Solutions Premium Lawn Fertiliser by LSA.
Lay your turf
Roll out the turf starting from your lawn’s edge/outer corner. We recommend laying the turf along a straight edge, such as against some brick, a fence, or the garden’s edge.
As you lay, start from the point furthest away from your turf stack, and move towards it as you install it. This way, you will work methodically to install the turf while not doubling up your efforts.
You should also stagger the joints of the turf for better growth. This should be done on the day of delivery while the turf is fresh.
Water & boost your turf with nutrients
You will want to water your lawn once it is installed immediately, and you should continue to water the turf daily over the next few weeks to keep the turf moist and encourage root growth. You will know the turf has taken root when it becomes difficult to lift your turf by grasping at the grass.
Once your turf is installed, you will only need to fertilize it a few times yearly and water it once weekly. If your turf loses any colour, particularly in the hottest or coldest months, you can increase the watering frequency. Learn more about watering and mowing your new Sir Walter turf.